Lindsay Hayward (FS 42-47)
. Lindsay’s brother Alastair has kindly sent in the following appreciation:

“Lindsay was my elder brother and we were brought up in Aughton near Ormskirk, Lancashire, until 1940 when father volunteered for Army service at the age of 43, having served in the First World War. Fearing escalation of the bombing in the Liverpool area, arrangements were made by father for mother, Lindsay, and me (FS 45-49) to stay in the Lake District for the duration of the war. In 1942 Lindsay had a second move when he joined St. Bees School. Life was rugged and living disciplined in a close community in its own world. He had a warm, gregarious personality with a sense of leadership, self-discipline and a competitive streak. It is unsurprising that possessing these qualities he was attracted at school to team sports. In his final year he played rugby for the 1st XV and also played cricket for the 1st XI. Tennis and squash were also played to a high standard. Cross country running was more of a challenge and whenever possible he would endeavour to take part in one of his more favoured activities.  Academically, he was using his skills to equally great effect, passing the Higher School Certificate in his final year.
When our family moved back to Aughton in late September 1945, he became an articled clerk with Lonsdale & Marsh, Chartered Accountants in Liverpool. In those days articled clerks were not in receipt of salary or wages and father had to provide a premium for Lindsay’s training. In his customary way, Lindsay worked hard for the next four years and succeeded in passing his final examinations in very good time.
When Lindsay was called up to do his delayed National Service he joined father’s old regiment, the King’s Liverpool. Following the usual basic training he went to OCTU at Eaton Hall and passed out as a second lieutenant in the allotted time.   He was posted to Kowloon, just across from Hong Kong. From his conversations with me, I gathered that he found the experience interesting, not too demanding and very enjoyable.
On his return home he rejoined Lonsdale & Marsh and eventually became a senior partner for 19 years, never feeling the need to move to another firm as he liked their ethos and good relationship with their clients. He retired in 1994 and thereafter became a consultant.
He was greatly respected in the Liverpool business world, holding several directorships. He had been Chairman of Sir Robert Jones Memorial Workshops and in 1979 -80 was President of the Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants. In 1966 he had become a Justice of the Peace and served on the Bench for some years.
When Lindsay retired, he received a gift from the Chief Inspector of Taxes for Liverpool of a silver salver inscribed “To Lindsay – a credit to his profession”, probably his most cherished gift.
After National Service and alongside re-establishing his working career, he took up rugby again, playing for Waterloo RFC for a number of years, on occasions in the 1st XV. He then captained the schools’ team.  This involved playing against many public schools in the North of England, which he enjoyed immensely both from the sporting and social points of view.  In the summer, cricket and tennis replaced rugby.
After giving up rugby Lindsay took up golf and joined Formby Golf Club, which was to play a hugely important part in his life. He was captain in 1977-78.  He later became a member of the Royal & Ancient Club at St. Andrews, playing in the Spring and Autumn meetings on the Old Course. Tom Sharp (G 44-47) became a very close friend of Lindsay’s and they played together on many occasions, including being partners at the Royal and Ancient meetings.
In May 1959 Lindsay married Sally and they were blessed with two fine sons, who in turn have presented Lindsay and Sally with five grandchildren. He was a real family man, who adored his wife, sons and grandchildren. His interests were wide and included gardening, bridge, theatre-going, or planning holidays abroad with Sally and friends. He never forgot his adopted home in the Lake District and for several years owned a small cottage at Crook. He believed in putting great effort into everything he did and led a very full and active life.
On 3rd May 2009 Lindsay and Sally celebrated their Golden Wedding when over 100 relatives and friends joined them at the Formby Golf Club. It was a very happy day and their two sons, Charles and James, put on an amusing double act showing much affection for their parents and which indicated the closeness of the family life they enjoyed. 
Lindsay died peacefully on the 7th October 2009 and a service of thanksgiving for his life was held on 16th October at St. Michael’s Church, Blundellsands with a congregation of over 400 friends, relatives and business associates. Although an inevitably sad occasion, the event also reflected the elements that made up Lindsay’s life and personality with warmth, humour and much respect for what he had achieved.
He was also a great support to me as his younger brother and in my career as a farmer. I shall greatly miss my Sunday evening ‘phone conversations with him.”

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